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The Path To Disruption: Entrepreneurs, Incumbents, And The Next (R)evolution In Online Education

The bloom is off the rose. Massively open online courses (MOOCs), heralded by Silicon Valley visionaries and higher education critics alike as the great disruptor of the university, are coming under increased criticism for their failure to provide the powerful learning outcomes that their …


Remind | The Remind (formerly Remind101) Connected Educator Program

What is a Remind Connected Educator?

We are looking for smart, passionate, and inspiring educators to connect their communities using Remind. Our team …


10 Things Your Professional Learning Partners Should Want to Tell You

I have been thinking about the way things are in the world of professional development. Thinking about all those things I have learned to say. …


Collaborative Learning

What is collaborative learning?

Collaborative learning is based on the view that knowledge is a social construct. Collaborative activities are most …


Decoding Digital Pedagogy, pt. 2: (Un)Mapping the Terrain

Digital pedagogy is not a dancing monkey. It won’t do tricks on command. It won’t come obediently when called. Nobody can show us how to do it or …


Great Platforms to Find Open Educational Resources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Go here for videos, sites, interactives, questions, slides, textbooks, handouts, lessons, and exams. Filter by CCSS, subject, and grade.

Go here for …


Tips for Educational Technology Coaches

Educational technology coaches are often called upon to be advocates, cheerleaders, storytellers, trainers, curators and perhaps even therapists; …


Learning and Leading in the 21st Century: Twitter Is For Real: The Learning Paradigm has Shifted


Here's a question: Would you decline an opportunity to attend an all-expenses paid education conference that promised …

Twitter Now Has Video Sharing And Private Group DMs

announced two new features: video sharing and private group direct messaging (DMs). Video sharing and group messaging have been popular on other …

Video Sharing

Using the Power of Twitter to Learn and Lead | CTQ

Posted by Samantha Hulsman on Monday, 03/23/2015

Time. That ever-elusive entity of which we think we never have enough. As a teacher, it seems like …

We Must Prepare Students for a Globally Interconnected World

What's happening in our world is stunning. Consider these startling facts:

• Of 100 people in the world, only 5 live in Northern America; 60 live in …

This Is What a Student-Designed School Looks Like

The Independent Project/ image from Charles Tsai’s movieWhen Sam Levin was a junior at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington, …


Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens


By David Price

Along with Google search, Wikipedia has become the first point of reference for most of us. Wikipedia’s first incarnation, …


Moving from professional development to personalized learning

I’m a believer in the following statement:

“Development is something that happens to you; learning is something that you make happen.”

And, if like me, …

Professional Development

How to Crowdfund Your Classroom

If you’re like most teachers, you spend a crazy amount of your own money on your classroom. In fact, this Forbes article explains that teachers spend …


Record podcasts on the run with Opinion for iOS

This free app offers push-button recording for quick-and-dirty podcasting.

With the recent runaway success of Serial, which presented a serialized …

It has to change.

Some public schools (by design) foster passive learners, discourage productivity, and fail to teach self-discipline. The culture of “school” works …


Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas

The Teacher’s Guide to Twitter via Edudemic: This is a great guide from Edudemic for all teachers -- both the experienced tweeters and those new to …


8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture

Author's Note: Thanks to Joe Manko, Liberty Elementary School principal, for inspiring this blog post during an impromptu edcamp at #SXSWEdu this


A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

Is Social Media Relevant? Take the Quiz

Before we talk social media, let's talk about the relevance of social media by taking a quiz. Which of the …

Social Media

Love Your Introverts (It's The Quiet Ones You Should Watch)

Steve Wozniak arguably has one of the most creative and innovative brains in the history of technology.

“Woz” played a huge part in the way we view the place of technology in our lives. In his book iWoz, the Apple co-founder talks about his inventions and his creative process.

On creativity, he …


How to Make Micro-Credentials Matter

Medical Education


“We tell a story about the power of learning that is very different from what we practice in traditional models of school,” says Steve Hargadon, …

Social Media in the Classroom: 16 Resources for 2015

Social media is a powerful tool for keeping in touch with friends, getting coupons and deals from your favorite businesses, and seeing what your …

Social Media


A recent MindShift article about how “unschoolers” turn out has sparked a lot of debate among readers. Unschooling is a category of homeschooling in …


What It Takes to Become an All Project-Based School

In many schools, project-based learning happens in isolated cases: in certain teachers’ classrooms here and there, or in the contexts of specific …

Life of an Educator: The types of leaders we need in education...

The types of leaders we need in education...

What makes a school successful? The principal... the teachers... the students... the parents?

Can one …